A question for Anna Madden

Q: Do you prefer your SFF as books or movies?

A: SFF books take me on an internal journey that movies can’t often replicate. Written works are fluid, with rich details that I can sow and feed with my own imagination. I crave stories that seem to breathe as they unfold, becoming uniquely mine as I consume them. In All the Murmuring Bones by A. G. Slatter, I loved exploring that dark, secret-laden world through Miren’s eyes, seeing her thoughts and perspective so intimately. But I certainly enjoy SFF movies, the talents of many creating a few hours of magic. Dune blew me away last year even though I knew the story already. I enjoyed the insect-like ornithopters and seeing those colossal sandworms, and I’ve re-listened to the soundtrack often while writing. Perhaps I should retry answering this question and say SFF books are like strawberry ice cream to me, but that doesn’t mean I won’t eat mint chocolate chip if it’s offered.


Anna Madden’s story “Time, Wolf, Emit, Flow
in Metaphorosis Friday, 10 June 2022.
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About Anna Madden

Anna Madden lives in Fort Worth, Texas. She has an English degree from the University of Missouri—Kansas City. In free time she gardens, mountain bikes, and makes stained glass.

www.annamadden.com, @anna_madden_


Anna Madden’s story “Time, Wolf, Emit, Flow
in Metaphorosis Friday, 10 June 2022.
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